Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fun Spelled M-U-D



I decided to let the kids play out in the mud today. I am not sure what came over me, except for the fact that life is too short not to play in the mud. We had a big rain last night and there were mud puddles everywhere. I saw Joseph looking at them longingly. When the other 3 came home from school, I told them they could go out and have a good time. They dug a hole and brought water from the canal. They even had a little trench leading to their "pond". They also worked on their fort. The neighbors had some railroad ties that they were not using and let them build a log house with them. Julianna drywalled the inside with mud. Samuel was the boss of the project and kept everyone busy. When Doyle came home, he was reluctant (I'm not sure why) to give hugs and kisses to all the kids like he normally does.

I was in the process of cleaning the house and had already finished scrubbing the bathrooms. Since I did not want to repeat this fun activity, I hosed them off before coming in. They weren't too happy about this since the water pressure stung. I knew they would clog up the drain otherwise. Lydia and Joseph do not know the meaning of the word "wade" so they really had to be scrubbed up. Guess what? They all 4 came clean. I sat outside and read my Reader's Digest and drank tea. When they are all 4 outside, I want to be with them. I was finishing cleaning the house and when I came to this room, there was the computer waiting for me to blog. I better get with it and finish the house.

12 comments:

emily said...

You GO!! I have done similar things with my kids. I can still remember how great it felt to play in the mud when I was a kid. And its great exfoliation for their skin=) Looks like fun!

Anita D said...

Good on you for being a cool Mom and letting them play in the mud. It is these small joys that they will remember for a life time.

Leah said...

I bet that bath time was a blast!! Sounds like they all had a good time!!

~Heather~ said...

You were a BRAVE Mommy to let your kids play in the mud! =) But, they look like they had a BLAST! I loved all of the pics! I let my kids do that quite often too, but they normally aren't as covered in mud when they get done as yours were. =)

I loved your "book" on my blog, Thanks! I was thinking while I was reading about the uniform problem, that if you could get the skirt off of the next sized uniform and put it on the top of this one maybe that would work, and then I read that that was your idea too. =) I guess that is what I would do, for I can't think of another solution.

Have a wonderful day,
Love, Heather =)

Anita D said...

It's me again not to say more about mud baths but to compliment you on the beautiful song you sang, "No Less Then Me". (Just watching it now.)

Making Memories 1999 said...

Oh, my!! Those children will remember this for a long time!!

BTW, was the thought to let them go outside and play, the thought you thought you were having, but decided later that that thought wasn't the thought you thought you thought???!!!! hahahahaha

Have a WONDER-filled day!! And thanks for your great notes on my blog!!

maryellenhuff said...

Those pictures are hysterical - they sure went from wading in the mud to wallowing in the mud - I love stuff like that! Go Mom!

Valorie said...

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Liz said...

Great mommy..Katy loves anything with dirt also! Bet they will never forget it!

Anita D said...

You've been tagged! There's a game going on amongst us blogging friends. When you've been tagged you have to give 7 facts about yourself on your own blog. Go to my blog to see what I mean.

Misty said...

You've been tagged on my blog! I just saw that Valerie already tagged you. I didn't see anything on your blog yet....sorry! I guess you can do both at once like I did!

Ronda said...

What fun pictures! I bet your kids made life-time memories!